Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole U.S. Congressperson

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Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi (1871–1922) was a prince of the reigning House of Kalākaua when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was overthrown by international businessmen in 1893. He later went on to become a politician in the Territory of Hawaii as delegate to the United States Congress, and as such is the first native Hawaiian and only person ever elected to that body who was born a royal. Kalanianaʻole was born March 26, 1871 in Kōloa on the island of Kauaʻi. Like many aliʻi (Hawaiian nobility) his genealogy was complex, but he was an heir of Kaumualiʻi, the last ruling chief of Kauaʻi. His was named after his grandfather Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole a High Chief of Hilo, and his paternal grandfather Jonah Piʻikoi High Chief of Kauaʻi. Like many Hawaiian nobles in the nineteenth-century he attended the exclusive private Royal School and Punahou School in Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. In the 1870s, a French school teacher at St. Alban's College, now ʻIolani School, commented on how young Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole's eyes twinkled merrily and how he kept a perpetual smile. "He is so cute, just like the pictures of the little cupid," teacher Pierre Jones said.

Personal details

Date of birth
March 26th, 1871
United Kingdom
Date of death
January 7th, 1922 at age of 50
Place of death


1.House of Kalākaua

Royal line


Ruled from


Kingdoms ruled

Kingdom of Hawaii

Preceded by

House of Kamehameha


1. Punahou School School

Punahou School, once known as Oahu College, is a private, co-educational, college preparatory school located in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu in the U.S. State of Hawaii. With about 3,760 students attending the school, in kindergarten through the twelfth grade, it is the largest independent school in the United States.

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1601 Punahou Street, 96822 - Honolulu, Hawaii
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Punahou School connected by profession and/or age

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b. 1972., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1897., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1866., Generalissimo
b. 1874., Writer
b. 1946., Football Coach
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Political engagements

Home Rule Party of Hawaii

Geographic scope

United States of America

Wikipedia article

As soon as the United States annexed the Hawaiian Islands and established the Territory of Hawaii, native Hawaiians became worried that both the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Republican Party were incapable of representing them. In 1900, native Hawaiians and their supporters created the Hawaiian Independent Party.

Other members


1.Kuhio Beach Park

Tourist attraction
Kūhiō Beach Park is a public ocean-side park on the island of Oahu, U.S. state of Hawaii, located within Waikiki Beach. It's a common gathering place for the Honolulu population and tourists due to its location and semi-protected waters. Kūhiō Beach Park was named for Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, the youngest son of Kekaulike Kinoiki II and High Chief David Kahalepouli Piʻikoi. Kuhio Beach Park is the site of three well-known landmarks, the Stones of Kapaemahu, the Duke Kahanamoku statue and the Prince Kuhio statue. The stones represent four legendary men, Kapaemahu, Kahaloa, Kapuni and Kinohi, who came to Hawai'i from distant lands. The Duke Kahanamoku statue was created by sculptor Jan-Michelle Sawyer and dedicated on August 24, 1990. The statue of Prince Kuhio was created by sculptor Sean Browne and dedicated on January 12, 2002. The park hosts two famous surf breaks, Queen's and Canoes, where several surf competitions are held annually.


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